Clinical Forum: Treating Fluency Disorders  |   April 1995
Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency
Clinical Forum: Treating Fluency Disorders   |   April 1995
Helping Adolescents Who Stutter Focus on Fluency
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools April 1995, Vol.26, 162-168. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.162
History: Accepted 01 Apr 1994 , Received 20 Jul 1993
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools April 1995, Vol.26, 162-168. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.162
History: Accepted 01 Apr 1994 , Received 20 Jul 1993

This article recommends that structure and consistency in treating adolescents who stutter are particularly important. The impact of the speech-language pathologist's positive expectations for improvement is discussed as having a definite influence on the student's attitude and belief that such progress is possible. A comprehensive program of both cognitive and self-instructional procedures (relaxation, mental imagery, and positive self-talk) and behavioral speech treatment strategies is recommended to promote durable results. Basic tenets of treatment believed critical when helping adolescent students who stutter are offered

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